2024 Professional Apprenticeship - Planning Trainee

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2024 Professional Apprenticeship - Planning Trainee (4294)

Professional Apprenticeship – Trainee Planner  

We're looking for bright and motivated school leavers who will bring energy, new ideas and a fresh perspective to help us become the recognised leader and transform the construction and engineering industry.    


Role Overview  

As a trainee planner, you will work with a project planner to provide planning support. This role will have a high degree of learning as you hone your planning and interpersonal skills. 

Key Deliverables and Accountabilities 

  • Learn planning 
  • Record site progress and issues 
  • Mark up charts, drawings as necessary to communicate the progress position 
  • Communicate progress and issues to the site team 
  • Learn how to produce scheme programmes 
  • Communicate with internal departments to give and receive information 
  • Produce detailed realistic scheme programmes with assistance from project planner and site team with aim of producing unaided 
  • Liaise with site team to check on progress and issues 
  • Monitor production and collate as built information 
  • Collate production output m/wk or m/man per technique 
  • Learn and use Planning Project Management software 
  • Assist in the development project specific planning control system 
  • Assist in producing detailed schedules itemising key constraints 
  • Assist in Integrating and support the material management procedures 
  • Assist in producing reporting 



Opportunities in the North, Midlands, and South of England 


Apprenticeship Level and Standard  

Construction Site Supervisor Level 4, leading on to Construction Site Manager Level 6 (degree)  


Apprenticeship Provider    

Laing O'Rourke collaborate with trusted and approved training providers for our apprenticeship delivery. Successful candidates will be required to make an application to our preferred provider for the apprenticeship route you have chosen.   


Entry Grades   

Applicants must have either:  

  • 3 A Levels must include Maths and a Science Subject 
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in a construction related subject (Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction and Built Environment etc) 


Entry requirements  

We are looking for candidates who meet the following criteria:   


  • You must be eligible to work in the UK with a valid work permit     
  • Entry grades will be listed within each job description, and they will differ from role to role    
  • To qualify for this programme, you will need to have a minimum of three A-Levels/or equivalent    


The Laing O'Rourke Professional Apprenticeship Programme - what can you expect?  

Our professional apprenticeship programme has been developed to ensure you are supported throughout every step of your journey, combining work-based experience with off-the-job training. You will be stretched, challenged, and supported by a business that views your professional development and formal qualification as a priority.   


Our programme will provide a fully funded day or block release Level 4 (HNC) and/or Level 6 (degree) apprenticeship in your chosen vocation, while working as a full time Laing O'Rourke employee. It will also include a series of bespoke development modules, and technical training opportunities, strategically placed to support you at key stages of your apprenticeship journey. During the programme you will work across a range of projects, which will offer the breadth and variety to support your occupational competency and will contribute towards the achievement of your apprenticeship and professional accreditation.  



 **The Professional Apprenticeship Programme will commence in September 2024**  




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Annual Leave
Discounts Portal
Online Doctor
Voluntary Benefits
Work-Life Benefits
Employee Assistance Programme
Car/Travel Allowance (*Role dependant)
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We value and care about difference at Laing O’Rourke and believe a diverse team drives innovation.

We are a global multicultural business committed to the inclusion of all employees, enabling everyone to feel accepted, respected & valued for being themselves.

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